May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Glen Arbor cleaning up   More...

Fire chief pleads for new equipment

Cedar Area Fire & Rescue can’t continue to operate with equipment loaned from other departments.  So says fire chief Chris Comeaux who appeared before the Solon Township Board last week with a request for additional moneys to replace o More...

Solon passes on boat launch proposal

Residents seeking improvements to a Solon Township boat launch will have to work with the state to get it accomplished.  Township Board members agreed at their monthly meeting last Thursday.  More...

Bingham elected officials seek raises

Bingham Township’s five elected officials are all asking for pay raises ranging from about 2 percent to nearly 18 percent in the coming fiscal year. More...

High dam flows a concern to some

The phrase, “water over the dam” refers to something in the past that can’t be changed. Amanda Holmes, executive director of Fishtown, would like to slow Leland River flows in the future. More...

Quilts on display at St.Mary Church

Lake Leelanau St. Mary will host its annual Quilt Show and Bake Sale this weekend.  More than 40 quilts will be on display and available for purchase on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level of St. More...

Lake Michigan water levels continue to rise

Great Lakes water levels are at unprecedented territory for Russel Dzuba, and rising.  “It’s pretty ridiculous, really,” said Dzuba, veteran harbor master for Leland Township. More...

Model A anniversary to highlight Cars in the Park

Sunny skies and dry conditions are expected to bring out car enthusiasts to the 21st annual Cars in the Park event Saturday at Haserot Park in Northport.  Last year’s event set a new record for the number of registered vehicles — 176 More...

Plant sale comes to Village Green

The Leelanau Conservancy’s annual wildflower rescue and plant sale is Friday and Saturday at the Village Green in Leland.  Now is the time to purchase native ferns, trillium, and more along with a selection of native trees and shrubs provi More...

Corrections:

Isabel LaCross won second place in the national leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America. Her name was listed incorrectly as Isabel Reimann last week.  * * *  More...

Home project approved in Solon

A housing development expected to provide “affordable” housing near Cedar and increase property tax revenue was approved last week. More...

Home sales hot, to stay so

Expensive is one word for it. Escalation describes what it’s doing.  Recently, Leelanau County was named the most expensive housing market in Michigan. And according to sales figures, homes continue to grow in value.  More...

Dispute filed in Tribal election; swearing in ceremony delayed

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will need to wait until at least next week to learn whether results of their May 8 General Election will be certified.  More...

Ice-out sets modern day mark for L-L

The high water levels this spring for Lake Leelanau can be attributed to two events that are somewhat related: A 20-inch, wet snowstorm in mid-April, and an extremely late ice-out on the lake. More...

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PAUL SKINNER (right) greets Angela Hall (left), Miss Asparagus on stilts, at Saturday’s Asparagus Festival. More...

Feds pick up dredging duties in Leland

For this year, at least, Leland Township’s $580,000 dredge sat idle while spoils were removed from the Leland Harbor.  “It’s entirely possible that we will be back in the federal government’s good graces, and back to rece More...

Glen Haven Days provide free fun

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host Glen Haven Days Saturday.  Parks rangers will help bring the early 1900s to life in historic village of Glen Haven and at the U.S. Life- Saving Service Station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Road Commission plan approves two expenditures

The Leelanau County Road Commission last week approved expenditures and learned about the need for more equipment operators.  Fleet manager Dustin Albrecht requested the purchase and recommended a truck with a purchase price of $91,898. More...